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Scottish Veterans LX Hockey Club

Scotland won the bronze medal in the Over 60s 2006 European ChampionshipsScottish Veterans LX Hockey Club was formed in 2002 as a result of an invitation for a Scotland team to participate in the European Superveterans Championships in Paris in October 2002. Every year since 2003 in Hannover the club has competed as the national team of Scotland. Scotland won the bronze medal at the 2006 event in Bra, Italy in June, 2006. In September 2006 in Leverkusen, Germany, Scotland competed for the first time in the Masters World Challenge Series, finishing in sixth place in the World Grand Masters (Over 60s) tournament with wins over Netherlands and Egypt.

At Canterbury, England in 2007, Scotland Over 65s competed for the first time in a major competition alongside their younger counterparts in the inaugural European Cup tournaments at Over 60 and Over 65 levels. Scotland finished in fifth place in both the Over 60s (Grand Masters) and Over 65s (Great Grand Masters) events in the World Grand Masters championships held in Hong Kong in September 2008. Scotland competed at both Over 60s and Over 65s levels in subsequent World Cups in Cape Town in 2010 and Oxford in 2012, and in the European Cup competitions in Amstelveen in 2009 and Neuss in 2011.

The club competes as Scottish Thistles in social fixtures at invitation tournaments and in friendly fixtures, and the international teams play an annual, international series with Wales. There is also an annual Home Internationals competition with Wales and the Auld Enemy, England. Players of all levels are welcome, from those like George Black and David Cassell who have many full international caps to those who have taken up the game later in life. Umpires and non playing members are welcome too and many players take their wives on tour.

Membership for 2013 is open to all players aged 59 or over on 1 January 2013, with Junior Membership available to those approaching the big date. WGMA rules allow international sides to apply to field up to two players who are not more than two years below the minimum age.